UTF-8 has rapidly become the web standard for character encoding, supporting the character sets of many languages, emojis, and more. MyBB features a set of UTF-8 tools to help administrators convert their current encodings over to UTF-8. However, before you can use these tools we need to make a change to
Please note that once you’ve converted to UTF-8 there is no supported way to undo this process.
The following change needs to be made in
inc/config.php. Download the file from the server and open it in an appropriate text editor, or you edit it on-server if you have the means to do so.
Look for the following lines in
/** * Database Encoding * If you wish to set an encoding for MyBB uncomment * the line below (if it isn't already) and change * the current value to the mysql charset: * http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/charset-mysql.html */ // $config['database']['encoding'] = 'utf8';
Replace the following:
// $config['database']['encoding'] = 'utf8';
$config['database']['encoding'] = 'utf8';
Save the file and upload it to your server, replacing the old
inc/config.php. Now that’s done, you can continue to run the UTF-8 tools in the ACP.